Review: Gunhouse (Steam)
Gunhouse is a part puzzle, part active tower defense game. Make big combos to launch a hail of bullets and special attacks at the alien invaders, who would like nothing better than to consume your delicious orphan friends.
- Cartoon looking graphics.
- 428mb download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Graphics-Resolution, window mode, and v-sync.
- Controller support.
- Help and tutorial support.
- music by Fez composer Disasterpeace
- Two game modes-Gunhouse and hardcore mode.
- Earn cash in-game.
- Store- Buy/upgrade new abilities and increase health and armor.
- Tower defense puzzle gameplay.
- Bonus optional objectives for extra cash.
- The game plays out in two waves- the First wave you build up your weapons and specials. In the second wave, you use your weapons and specials to take out the enemy waves. Both waves are timed.
- Three slots to place your weapon. You have 3 block types, One for each gun type and you can equip 3 guns, etc.
- Slide game where you have to make a minimum of a four-block square then slide them offscreen. Swipe left for guns and upgrading the power of the guns. Swipe right to charge up your specials.
- Each gun has unique abilities like shooting arc and as a rule, each block type does a weapon but also a unique special attack.
- Can sell back store purchases.
- Can replay levels.
- Pieces drop vertically.
- Instant loading.
- Can swipe unwanted pieces away.
- Excellent time waster.
- Bite-sized levels.
- Boss fights.
- Nails tension and panic play.
- Just one more go approach.
- Infinite levels so you never run out of the game and have endless replayability.
- Not as fun with a pad.
- Can’t rebind controls.
- It takes a while to adjust to the way the puzzle sliding pieces work.
- Not always clear on progress in levels.
- It feels like a mobile game.
- Difficulty spikes.
- No proper descriptions of weapons or how they fire.
- Cannot save mid-level.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 6/106/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
Gunhouse is a fantastic little game, Playing a puzzle game that then morphs into a tower defense is nothing short of excellent. Saying out loud its a puzzle tower defense doesn’t do the job of how nailed this experience is. I found it hard to get to grips with the puzzle part but that’s probably because I am so used to typical match 3s that moving left/right is alien to me. That said this at the moment is my go too game for a quick five-minute fix. It has infinite levels and many fancy weapons to buy. In short, it is cheap and cheerful and full of charm. Just remember it plays a lot better with touchscreen devices and the fun is hindered somewhat by the controller.